Included in the Platinum Edition are three titles:SpellForce: The Order of Dawn In a world beyond imagination... In their immeasurable greed and constant thirst for power, the thirteen most powerful Mages of all time doomed the land, hurling it into an endless spiral of chaos and despair.
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Release Date: Nov 3, 2009

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“There haven't been a lot of games that manage to combine large scale strategy and role-playing together and be successful. Phenomic has made a damn good stab at it with this one though.”
8.2/10 – IGN

About This Game

Included in the Platinum Edition are three titles:

SpellForce: The Order of Dawn

In a world beyond imagination...

In their immeasurable greed and constant thirst for power, the thirteen most powerful Mages of all time doomed the land, hurling it into an endless spiral of chaos and despair. Entire countries were wiped out in the blink of an eye when the devastating power of the Elements was unleashed - Elements summoned by dark rituals. Continents shattered like glass, the pieces strewn about like leaves in the wind. Huge armies, bound by the the power of ancient runes, brought war and destruction to the lands that survived the initial onslaught. All that was left were a few islands, connected by magic portals.

Now, only a few years after the end of the Convocation, evil is back - stronger and more powerful than ever before - to finish what was started. Yet there is still hope. The prophecies tell of a human. A human damned to immortality, bound forever by the power of the blood runes…

Soon, the time will come when the power of one may change the destiny of many. For better or for worse...

SpellForce: Shadow of the Phoenix

By means of an enslaved god's life essence a dark necromancer is trying to reanimate the powerful circle mages and make them his unholy servants. Only the power of the Phoenix Stone will be able to prevent the returning of the Circle.

Thus the rune is summoned again to finally put an end to his former slave-masters.

But to free the special power of the Phoenix Stone, the blade of the Shadow Sword is required which is held by the rune warrior of Urgath. The two avatars need to combine their powers and work together to overcome this final enemy.

SpellForce: Breath of Winter

A Prince of Darkness, a Fial Darg, was set free through the Convocation and took over the reign over the Fire Empire. His whish is to bring the Renegades, the Gods of darkness, back to Eo.

For the Ritual, to make that happen, he needs the blood of a first-born Elve. But there is only one more left, Cenwen, the Elve Queen, who lives under the ice where she sings for the mighty dragon Aryn…

  • Innovative game design: The unique mixture of RTS and RPG elements offers a brand new game experience.
  • High degree of identification with the hero-avatar, whose skills and strengths can be improved by the player.
  • Click'n'Fight: This revolutionary control system guarantees instant action, the best possible overview and completely new tactical possibilities in battle.
  • 6 races - Humans, Dwarves, Elves, Dark Elves, Orcs and Trolls - that can be used simultaneously (!) to build settlements and fight battles and more than 30 different enemy races, from cowardly goblins to powerful demons, Fire Angels, Werewolfs and giant Ice Dragons.
  • A multitude of spells, divided into different categories of magic (white, black, elemental, etc.) and enchanted items
  • Awe-inspiring 3D-graphics with zoom levels from isometric to 1st-Person-views
  • Free game in SpellForce – The Breath of Winter: The Avatar can develop and upgrade his skills with every map he plays. This mode enables the player to try out other Avatars abilities without playing the main campaign again.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/2000/Vista 32 Bit
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.5 Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB Ram or higher (1024 recommended)
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 128 MB Ram (GeForce 4Ti or higher) (256 MB Recommended)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB
    • Sound: DirectX compatible
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
320.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Yes this game is worth it. Not the best game but it is worth it. It has a good story mode and it has great game play
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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
90.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
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66 of 69 people (96%) found this review helpful
92.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2013
The best strategy game I've ever played. A must have for all strategy games lovers.
This game is quite old so don't expect any high-end graphics or controls.
If you have trouble with playing this game on Windows 7 or Vista you can find an .exe on the official forums. This game has a very long campaign and is very fun in the Coop mode with 2 other players. The content of this game is enormous reaching from 6 races with their own buildings, units and technologies to more than 100 different spells for your avatar.
With over 3 campaigns which tell an epic story and a coop mode with over 40 maps which each take approximately about an hour dependig on how you play this game can be fun for a long time.
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59 of 62 people (95%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2015
Guys, honestly:

This game is GREAT! It's not much of a true RTS, it's more like a little bit of an economical base building, in which you will build buildings that are huge and you can walk in third person through your base, which is great!

The races feel extremly different and are all fun to play.

The maps are all well thought out and have you take a different approach to them.

The graphics of course are incredibly dated, but hey, it runs on every potatoe now!

The RPG elements are not that huge, but you can definetly customize your character to your liking. The spells are really creative, especially the mental magic ones. Just try them out in free play!

You can sink hours upon hours into this game. You will remember each and every single track of the music, as it's so greatly done.

Just buy it :) It's worth every buck you pay for it!
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46 of 49 people (94%) found this review helpful
51.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2015

The plot is suprisingly good for a game like this, but it can get a little cheesy at times.

The game dosen't look to bad for it's time.

You get many classes to choose from.

You can infuse other classes together (like for instance, you can have a warrior healer class).

The game is long.

The online mode is pretty decent, both pvp and co-op (I didn't spend to long on it so don't take my word for it).

You get two dlc's (which I haven't played yet).

All charcters are voice acted.

You control large epic battles that'll make you hungry for more.


You can't use your singleplayer charcter online, you need to make seperate charcters, which isn't to bad, but I thought it should be mentioned

Even though you have a wide choice of player classes, you'll feel as if they are kinda usless during big battles.

The units can be a pain in the a** to control sometimes.

The heros don't level up so they constantly need to be replaced.

There isn't to much help as to where to go, sure if you keep going without backtracking you'll be fine, but if you go back for sidequests or whatever you'll most likely get lost for a good hour.

You are slow as f***, and that dosen't help since 50% of the game consists of running around from place to place.

The game can get real repetitive sometimes, and you will most likely quit becuase of it.

Despite the cons, this is a great game, and I highly recomend it, even at full price.
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49 of 54 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
56.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2014
SpellForce.. this game, almost perfection
>Game Description
To start, SpellForce is a rather well done hybrid of an RPG and an RTS, with both aspects of the game being rather good. Most of the game revolves around your hero, who is a ''Rune Warrior'', and has the ability to activate different types of monuments and such, which are able to summon Avatars, who are weaker heroes, but a force to be reckoned, especially in RPG maps. You're also able to activate monuments of different races, which are able to summon a specific race's workers or warriors(presuming you meet the requirements). Summoning workers or Avatars also consumes
your rune power, which determines the rate at which the workers or Avatars are summoned, and recovers slowly. Now, for the RTS part, it is combined with the RPG part, as you need to find blueprints to be able to build more advanced buildings or units, and you must also find worker runes to increase the power of your units. The game has 3 lenghty campaigns, and a free play mode. As for me, I'm playing the free play mode currently, where you have free choice of what map you play, or what race you play.
Pros : +Lenghty campaign
+Well-done hybrid of RTS and RPG
+Half-naked women in loading screens
+Plenty of hero customization
Cons : -Somewhat bad translation
-Spells require you to find a higher level scroll to level up
-Walking from one part of the map to another can get tiring at times
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37 of 38 people (97%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
211.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2015
This game is a huge Nostalgia burst for me, I bought it cheap in 2006 and just played the crap out of it. If you're into RPG games and like RTS games, this is one of the most underrated games ever. However nothing is perfect. Other than a few translation errors and the most bored sounding voice actors since Resident Evil. Other than this, I love this game.

For Aonir's Honour!
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
61.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
I've simply spent to much time playing this game (non-steam version) to give it something else than positive recommendation. Yes, it has some flaws. But as soon as you get used to saving game very often and occasionaly waiting for your avatar to reach the other edge of the map, Spellforce can offer you a perfect RPG-strategy combinated gameplay, with lots of sidequests and variety of items and spells.
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
If you enjoy third person action titles or RTS games, and enjoy some really good battles in between building and resource gathering all wrapped around a good vs. evil story which is interesting and contains some decent plot twists, you will definitely want to check out Spellforce.Its success at blending all of its parts together into a smoothly flowing, finely-crafted whole are more than just the final word in the development of the game; it’s a testament to the thought that went into blending the best features of two of the most complex genres in gaming, and creating an interface that’s easily accessible and suitably detailed.The music and visuals are excellent. And you know what? So is the core play of the game. There's a lot of innovation here in SpellForce. Although parts of it are rough around the edges, there's too much good gameplay here to pass up.It is neither the best RTS nor the best RPG out there. However, SpellForce offers enough of a quality experience in both genres, packaged in a pretty environment that you could spend dozens of hours exploring as a Warrior of the Rune.There haven't been a lot of games that manage to combine large scale strategy and role-playing together and be successful. Phenomic has made a damn good stab at it with this one though.
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
276.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
One of the first strategy games I started playing as a kid and loved.

The Spellforce universe holds a lot of potential and the Platinum Edition adds two expansions, the Breath of Winter and Shadow of the Phoenix.

The story is good for a real time strategy game, it follows the path of a rune warrior and his struggles to free the shattered lands of Eo and free himself from his bond with the Circle.

The gameplay is unique, I love it so much that I have played the Order of Dawn for years and seeing this edition on Steam was another reason to replay it. The base building was so refreshing in this game, using Rune monuments as the center for recruitment of armies and workers. Aside from the monuments dedicated to the humans, elves, dwarves, orcs, trolls and dark elves, there are also monuments for heroes that you can customize.

The way the six nations play out is simply amazing, each nations gathers resources in its own way and have different uses, for example, the humans and dwarves can double their iron income but the elves don’t even have a building for it, they counter this disadvantage with having the ability to build foresters that can rebuild forests and maintain a almost infinite supply of wood. These base building and army recruitment details really enhance the experience for RTS fans.

The customization of your characters and heroes’ weapons and skills also add to this, there are also a huge variety of weapons, armor and spells to choose from as you go through the game. The way you play the game really rewards you with different situations, I prefer the warrior gameplay but after playing as a mage I did find it more of a challenge to get through the game. To add to this, there’s also a fantastic soundtrack included and beautiful graphics for its age.

As for downsides, I didn’t find many aside from a few bugs but nothing game breaking.

I really hope that this mix of RTS/RPG returns in the future, anyone who likes fantasy real time strategy games will definitely enjoy this game, I personally count it as one of my favorite strategy games. It’s well worth its price even if you're not that into the RTS genre.
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0.9 hrs
Posted: October 16
Steam took the game from me ;(
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Lt. Ripper
98.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
What a game!
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Lord Ur
81.7 hrs
Posted: September 18
It's beautiful.
Everything in this game is perfect (for me)... the story, the music, the game style, etc.
One of my childhood and favourite games of all the time !
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0.5 hrs
Posted: September 3
I know that this game is fantastic, as I had played it with CD in the past. That is why I got a new one with a new PC set-up. Unfortunately, the problems of keying-in the code are such that it becomes hopeless to use Steam with this game: no assistance, noBODY to help...I have tested all code configurations (with the strokes, without the strokes, changing "O" to "0"...). Bad luck for me: I wasted (small) money.
Hope you will be more lucky...have fun - you will surely have in this case...
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226.0 hrs
Posted: August 27
Aged, nerdy, good.
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Unteroffizier Farlon
3.2 hrs
Posted: August 23
This game is simply the best RTS I have ever played in my life, the music is beautiful, the units are diverse and the graphics still look pretty to me.
I've been playing this game since 2005 and I still can find new interesting mechanics or other stuff in it.
Its a 10/10 game.
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the awesome sloth
32.9 hrs
Posted: August 23
One of my childhood and favourite games of all the time !
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10.5 hrs
Posted: August 21
Breath of Winter- there is a very aggravating bug in the Echo Swamps, that prevents you from entering past the second gate to the next dark elf monument. Hortar refuses to talk or move, which ends up stalling the game. Apparently there is no fix to this bug.
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